Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing

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Reviews: 54
Hads: 428
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 15
Gots: 65 | FT: 12
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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2013

Ale fermented and aged in oak tanks with Brettanomyces, lime juice, and hibiscus. This beer is crafted with organic hibiscus flowers, lime, and the essence and imagination of our Vermont farmstead family.

Brewed and Bottled at Anchorage Brewing Company, Anchorage, Alaska
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Great pink lemonade color. Nice hazy pink grapefruit. Nice bubbly white head and thin collar. Aroma is a sweet floral hibiscus, slight tart citrus and slight dry/tart yeast funk. Taste is that floral-funk combo at the front, some Brett/lime tart in the middle, then fades back to the hibiscus. Nice light body and medium-light carbonation.

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Got all excited when I found this bottle. Figured with a name like HF on the side it had to be good. Well it was, but not great. Easy drinking but rather bland and lacking in the flavor department.

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Poured a clear reddish amber with one finger of bubbly white head. A good looking sour, more Kriek than Saison, but nice. Scents of lime juice, grapefruit juice, medium-light hibiscus and passion fruit, sour barnyard Brett funk and light malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a sour, fruit-forward aroma with lesser levels of barnyard funk than expected. A nice aroma, odd and experimental as true farmhouse Saisons tend to be and overall pleasing. Flavor begins lightly sour with notes of funky yeast, medium lime juice and light hibiscus tea. Middle adds some light lime zest flavors, but continues the above flavor profile, with lime flavors becoming medium-high. Finish is dry with medium-high notes of lime juice, light hibiscus tea, light white pepper and very light oak barrel and funky yeast. Sourness is medium throughout, not overwhelming. Aftertaste is lime juice, hibiscus and light grainy malt with hints of white pepper. Overall impression of flavor is of a light, lime-forward, moderately sour ale that gets most of its sourness from the lime flavors and not a big amount of yeasty funk. The oak barrel is also light, yet the hibiscus is present. An odd experiment that is extremely refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a slightly watery and puckering feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very light, crisp, refreshing beer, perfect for summer. Overall this is a good experimental sour. The added ingredients are still present after a year of aging in the aroma and flavor profiles and the flavor and mouthfeel are quite refreshing. However it is not without its faults. The Brettanomyces character is far to low considering this is a 1-year aged bottle and the oak tank is barely present in the aroma or flavor. It is a good beer, but it lacks a bit compared to other sours as a result. Still worth trying.

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750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is spotty and sparse. Beer is a clear, pink ruby red. Decent.

Nose is spices, hibiscus, citrus, Brett and wood. Nicely aromatic, sweet and crisp. A treat

Opens citrus, Brett funk, lime and floral. Coriander and other spicy and floral notes in the middle with a decidedly Brett-y finish and just a hint of citrus fruit. Notes of oak, cobwebs and foam. Finishes clean. Really refreshing and drinkable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and crisp and refreshing going down. Clean finish with the slightest lingering aftertaste. The perfect session beer.

Just a really solid offering though nothing stands out about this beer. I could have a ton of this before I've had my fill though.

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Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.